If it was as simple as watching the clock or the tides then understanding mood would be so much simpler – but it isn’t.
Things on my calendar impact my mood. Who I meet with today. What I have to do tomorrow. What I have scheduled for next week. Anniversaries of special dates in my diary remind me of what happened a year ago or remind me to send a note or make a call. All of these things impact my mood.
Mood seems to be at the root of my energy level. If I’m tired in the morning because I didn’t get enough sleep then my problem is ‘getting to bed earlier’ the night before. But if I did get to bed early, did get a good night’s sleep – then what accounts for my down mood?
Regardless the cause, an off-mood, a down-mood, makes for a down mode.
Sometimes a good sleep is the fix, but most often it is only part of the fix.
Hi Mark. One thing we can count on is that we will be wrong about many things in our lifetimes. Hopefully on balance we will be right more than 50% of the time. A lot of the time our efforts are the result of trial and error, and I think that is what Goldilocks was doing; trying something and tweaking the result based on experience. Software companies call it beta testing. My own experience tells me that the plan is the first casualty of contact with reality. So? I then have some real world parameters to base changes to the plan on. The real trick though, and I agree with you on this point, is to execute, pull the trigger. Experience proves a plan will never be perfect out of the box so execute at the 80% mark and adjust. Overthinking is the enemy of action, and without action, nothing happens. Even if the results of action are not what was originally envisioned, you still end up farther ahead, or at least in a place other than where you started. As always I continue to enjoy your musings and look forward to them in my inbox. Cheers! , DM, Ladysmith, BC
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